Konice

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Konice
Town
Kostel Narození Panny Marie a zámek, Konice, okres Prostějov.jpg
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and Konice castle
Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Olomouc
District Prostějov
Commune Konice
Elevation 423 m (1,388 ft)
Coordinates 49°35′31″N 16°53′16″E / 49.59194°N 16.88778°E / 49.59194; 16.88778Coordinates: 49°35′31″N 16°53′16″E / 49.59194°N 16.88778°E / 49.59194; 16.88778
Area 24.43 km2 (9.43 sq mi)
Population 2,935 (2006-07-03)
Density 120/km2 (311/sq mi)
First mentioned 1200
Mayor Mgr. Jaroslav Mazur
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 798 52 - 798 53
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Konice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.konice.cz

Konice (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkoɲɪtsɛ]; German: Konitz) is a town near Prostějov and Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Population 2,935.

The name of the town is connected with stables which served as a resting place for horses during the long journeys to the Czech lands. The town was mentioned for the first time in 1200. The most important monument is the Baroque chateau from 1705. Other monuments include the parish church of the Virgin Mary Birth founded in 1506 and which houses a unique wooden pulpit. There was born the famous Czech actor Pavel Trávníček. Another famous person is the uncle Pepin from Hrabal´s novels. The most important factories are Moděva Konice and Kovo Konice. The town appears in the Czech film, Dark Blue World.